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Hello! My name is Den. This blog is going to cover a range of dental topics. I am not a dentist or a dental nurse but I have recently undergone a lot of dental treatment. This treatment has given me a great insight into the world of dentistry and I would like to share everything I have learnt with you here. Last year, I developed terrible pain in my mouth. I was diagnosed with severe tooth decay. The dentist removed the problem teeth and then inserted false ones in their place. He also whitened my teeth to improve my smile. I hope you find my blog useful.


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Are Cosmetic Dental Procedures Right For You?

by Myrtle Banks

Cosmetic dentistry is done to improve the overall appearance of your teeth, making them appear larger, whiter, straighter, or whatever else is needed to give you a beautiful smile. Today's cosmetic procedures are more affordable and faster to perform than ever before, so you're sure to find one that fits your needs in particular and which also fits your budget! If you're thinking of doing something to improve the appearance of your teeth, note a few questions you might have and topics to discuss with your dentist, so you know if such a procedure is right for you.

Can you get dentures or implants if you don't like how teeth look?

If your teeth are healthy but severely crooked, undersized, or dingy and yellow, pulling them so that you can be fitted with dentures or dental implants may not be recommended. Extracting teeth is a type of surgery, and it does carry some risks of infection, excessive bleeding, and the like. Dentures also need consistent care and refitting over the years, so they might not be as hassle-free as you expect. On the other hand, a cosmetic dentist can reshape your teeth, "paint" them, or do whatever else is necessary to create a more attractive smile, without actually pulling those teeth.

Who is eligible for cosmetic dentistry?

While children may not be eligible for some procedures simply because their mouth and teeth are still growing, note that most adults are eligible for whatever procedures would improve the appearance of their mouth and teeth. A cosmetic dentist may need to suggest different procedures than what you expected, such as adding a bonding agent to a small tooth versus installing a cap or veneer, or painting your teeth rather than bleaching them, but whatever your needs, there is probably a procedure that will work for you.

What if you need an entire mouthful of teeth treated?

Many cosmetic dental procedures can be done on just the front or most visible teeth and greatly improve your overall smile. However, if you have lots of crooked teeth or don't like your smile from the side, your cosmetic dentist can recommend the best procedure for improving your overall appearance. This might include veneers over all those teeth or having some teeth drilled down and then covered with caps so they look more properly aligned. Whatever the case, don't assume that your needs are too overwhelming for a cosmetic procedure, as you may be surprised at your options for treating a mouthful of teeth.

For more information, contact a cosmetic dentist.